Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween- Last Minute Ideas

Happy Halloween everyone! It's been about nine years (yes, I said nine years) since I dressed up for Halloween. I always love dressing up. Getting my husband to seem excited about joining in on the fun is another story. But this year we have some amazing costumes planned. We're dressing up as Andy and Brand from The Goonies. I cannot wait! I'll be posting photos tonight on my stay tuned.

Here's a sneak peek of the sweater I made for my Andy costume.

It seems this year that sooooo many people I know are putting together last minute costumes because they don't know what to be. Some of my friends still don't know what to be...and others just figured it out yesterday! Since I personally know so many people with this issue this Halloween...I'm sure some of my readers might be in the same pickle.

Here are some super simple ideas that you might be able to put together from your own closet:

-A pin-up girl: wear a pin-up style dress, curl your hair, bust out your eyeliner and red lipstick. See, you can look adorable for Halloween and not look slutty. Check out some of my favorite pin-up style hair/makeup tutorials by Cherry Dollface.

-Bridesmaid/Prom Queen/Miss USA Winner: wear a formal dress that you have in the back of your closet. Add some flowers, a sash, a tiara...whatever.

-Mime: black and white striped shirt, black pants or skirt, beret, and some face paint.

-Sailor: everyone has something nautical in their closet. Break out the red, white, and blue...and anything with stripes and stars on it!

Another way to go is just wear something very simple and do some amazing makeup. Here are some fantastic tutorials:

The Girl with Many Eyes

Creepy Cheshire Hat

Breakfast at Zombie's

Bambi Deer

Halloween Leopard Cat

Comic/Pop Art Character

I hope some of these ideas helped inspire you! Please let me know what you plan on dressing up as. Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Shopping Roundup

~J.Crew is taking 25% off all full-price items, plus an extra 30% off of all final sale items. This sale is happening in the store and online. Use the code TGIFALL at checkout.

~Stop by H&M to stock up on skinny low rise jeans.They are now half price...only $9.95. This is an online only offer.

~Get an additional 30% off of sale items at Topshop.

~For a limited time Guess is giving all new and existing Guess List Members 30% off of their purchase. Sign up and start shopping!

~All NY@Work Styles are 40-60% off at New York & Company.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Look of the Day- Grape Crush

Look of the Day

1) Scalloped Rhinestone Necklace available at Forever 21- $17.90
2) Wow of Never Top available at ModCloth- $34.99
3) Black Pony Clutch available at Pixie Market- $38.00
4) Crocodile Embossed Runway Pump available at Express- $69.90 $48.93
5) High Waisted Cropped Twill Pants available at ASOS- $41.69

Monday, October 20, 2014

From Boston With Love

Nothing makes me happier than floral prints, great finds at thrift stores, over the knee socks, beautiful gardens, and jaw dropping architecture.

Boston, I had a fantastic time! xoxoxo

Dress Like A Celebrity- Emma Stone

Emma Stone stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the other day looking adorable as always. Such a simple look...yet she is so chic. If I could recommend two things for everyone to have in their wardrobe right now it would be red pumps and something (anything) with a windowpane print. 

I put together a very affordable ensemble that is similar to Emma's look.

Dress Like A Celebrity

1) Merino Sweater available at Gap- $49.95
2) Pleated Windowpane Skirt available at Forever 21- $14.80
3) New Look Solitude Heeled Pumps available at ASOS- $34.09

What is your feeling on a windowpane print? Do you love it or hate it?


Beautiful Beacon Hill

This past weekend was so lovely. My husband and I took a much needed getaway out of NYC...and to Boston. Even though I got sick when I was there (and I'm still nursing a terrible head cold), I had a great time wandering around the city, taking in all of the amazing architecture, eating some incredible food, and even meeting up with my cousin and her husband. Such a great time!

My husband snapped these photos of me while walking around Beacon Hill. I think this neighborhood was my favorite in all of Boston. The homes there were a dream. So charming!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Boston Bound

Hey everyone! After a crazy week (both with work and at home), my husband and I are getting ready for a mini-trip to Boston this weekend. We're taking the train up on Friday morning and will be heading back to NYC on Sunday. If you know of anything that I should see and do...let me know! I have only been there once or twice when I was a kid, and my husband visited Boston once while in college. Right now we're planning on doing a lot of exploring, shopping, eating, and photo taking. My cousin and her husband live just outside of Boston, so we're hoping to see them this weekend for dinner and/or drinks.

Please be sure to let me know your favorite restaurants, shops, any and all tips and recommendations are appreciated. And if you are in the area, be sure to let me know! I'd love to meet up while I'm in town!

I'll be sure to do a post (or two) after I get back...but in the meantime be sure you are following along my Instagram to keep up with my adventures!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Crimson Glow

Tonight my husband and I took a trip down memory lane. I busted out my DVD box set of My So-Called Life. This has always been one of my all time favorite shows ever. I used to think I was exactly like Angela Chase (and still kind of do), loved Rayanne's free spirit, and had the biggest crush on Jordan Catalano (who didn't?!?!).

Looking back now one of my favorite things about the show has to be the grunge fashion from the 90's. I love it! What makes me even happier is even today in 2014 Angela Chase's wardrobe is still very much in style. Now let's start shopping!!!

Bonfire Stories Tunic available at ModCloth- $39.99

Plaid Flannel Shirt Dress available at Forever 21- $24.90

Dream a Little Dream Dress available at Free People- $108

Jess Dress available at Free People- $88

Somedays Lovin Steamline Plaid Dress available at Urban Outfitters- $89

Which episode of MSCL was your favorite???

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

*Shopping Roundup*

~Stop by Piperlime and get 20% off of everything you need for fall. Use the promo code FALL20 at checkout. This sale is going on until 10/13.

~Donate a new or gently used women's or children's sweater at Anthropologie and receive a $10 cozy card which you can use towards any full priced item.

~Stop by The Limited at take 30% off of new arrivals. Also, sweaters are buy on get one free!

~Huge sales are going on at LOFT right now! Take 50% off of everything when you use the promo code OURTREAT at checkout. Save 40% on sale items too!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

It's A Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood

As soon as I woke up this morning I was beyond excited to hear that it was in the low 50s! HELLO AUTUMN! I have been waiting for this cooler weather for quite some time...mainly so I could wear my new faux fur coat. It's not heavy enough for winter I have to give it as much attention in fall as possible.

Today was also a great morning to go for a walk around my neighborhood (Williamsburg, Brooklyn). I definitely wanted to stop by this new mural that Kobra just put up last week. It is amazing! I mean, his work always is, but this mural made the art history major in me swoon.

Even Rocko liked it!!!  :-)

A staple in my wardrobe has to be black booties. I just realized that I have five pairs of short black ankle boots...and I don't think that is enough. Yeah, I'm kind of obsessed. What is your must have wardrobe staple???

dress: Forever 21 (now on sale!)/ faux fur coat: H&M/ tights: H&M/ belt: Kohl's/ fringe purse: H&M/ booties: Silence + Noise available at Urban Outfitters (now on sale!)/ hat: H&M

Rocko and I might look happy here but we're both sick. I think I'm coming down with the cold my husband had last week (ugh!), and poor little Rocko is having the worst allergy attacks lately. I have to call the vet this morning, and hopefully his doctor can see him today. Fingers crossed! I hate it when this fluffball isn't feeling well.